From Terry and Becky Kleikamp of Norway: There are not enough words to express how grateful our family is for all the support that has been given to Britney and our family during this difficult time. We are so thankful to live in a community who is so giving of their time and love and for all of our family and friends who also helped us in any way. No gesture went unnoticed no matter the size.
Thank you also to everyone who played a part in the fundraisers. (Organizers, volunteers, donations for auction items, monetary donations, food, etc.). Thank you also to Darcy Getzloff, Dr. Bayer, and Dr. Deulge and the hospice nurses for taking such good care of our Britney.
To the improved financial picture of the Dickinson County Healthcare System. DCHS posted one of its most profitable months of the year in November, slicing its year-to-date loss in operations by more than a third.
The Board of Trustees reviewed a report this week showing operating income in November of $467,133, which reduced the year-to-date loss in operations to $804,996.
November's performance continued a strong showing in the final quarter of 2013, following a gain of $141,825 in October.
A preliminary review of 2013 shows that hospital utilization was up slightly from a year ago, said John Schon, DCHS administrator.